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Daily throughts from Paul Harris

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

If you don’t want Facebook knowing every site you visit online — data it uses to target you with ads — read this article and then click the direct link to get to the FB page that allows you to make it stop.

The Results Are In

For years, I’ve been conducting a science experiment in our kitchen and can now announce the results, which will easily pass any peer-review standards, I’m sure.

Quit Doggin’ Me

After her dog jumped on my chest and nuzzled my crotch, the woman asked, “Rocky! What’s wrong with you?” Here’s why even I (a non-dog-lover) know that’s a stupid question.

Armed And Ridiculous

Think this might change the minds of the heavily armed idiotic white men who marched yesterday after being fooled into believing their gun rights are under threat?

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

My onetime colleague JC Corcoran posted an emotional and honest rant about the latest round of radio industry layoffs, in which a thousand people nationwide were pink-slipped recently by one corporate mega-owner.

As I Tweeted

After much thought, and despite my family’s disapproval, I have decided to no longer insist I be referred to only as His Royal Harris. Oh and I’m still not paying that speeding ticket I got in Manchester, England, over a decade ago.

Another Podcast Alert

Here’s the second of two podcasts I did this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe on Reel Spoilers. This time, we went in depth on Sam Mendes’ World War I movie, “1917.”

The Watchmaker’s Four

Although it’s been more than a decade since I wore one on my wrist, when I encountered a guy who sells very upscale watches, I had to ask him about this anomaly I’ve seen on some of them.

Podcast Alert

Here’s the first of two Reel Spoilers podcasts I did for this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe. Listen and note how old Tom and I are just by our TV references!‬

Three Jeopardy Goats Tough

Live sports events (e.g. World Series, NBA Finals, and Monday Night Football) are supposedly the only things that bring in big viewership numbers on TV — unless you count the primetime ratings for this GOAT. Here’s why.

Three Random Thoughts

Quick items about why Patrick Mahomes reminds me of cereal, why the Iowa caucuses don’t deserve the excessive attention they get from the news media, and why the Critics Choice Awards should move to another night.

As I Tweeted

I was going to call the State Farm spots with Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes the worst commercials airing during the NFL playoffs — until I saw the onslaught of ads for Bud Light Seltzer. Horrible.